The importance of music in the church environment cannot be overstated. It provides emotional depth to the liturgy and increases the overall significance of the church experience. The Bible even routinely invites us to “come, let us sing.” Music and the singing of hymns are not efforts to diminish the liturgy; rather, enhance. Enter the Lord’s house with song!


Music also serves to create a connection to the church experience. A familiar hymn can conjure up memories of life’s moments—moments of joy and moments of sorrow. The music wraps up your heart and returns you to earlier days.  


Music is a critical part of the liturgy—it is the final piece to the experience of church—its message is carried with you long beyond the spoken homily or sermon.

Friends of Music
Virtual Concerts

Accent on Youth
February 27, 2021
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Dewitt Tipton, Organist and Music Director at St. John

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Andrew Carlson, Violin

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Anna Barbrey Joiner, Viola

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Christopher Hutton, Cello

On Saturday, February 27th, three musicians from the String Division of Furman University with Dewitt Tipton, Organist and Music Director at St. John, recorded a concert of chamber music for you, our parishioners, to enjoy on YouTube. Andrew Carlson, violin, Anna Barbrey Joiner, viola, and Christopher Hutton, cello, play music by Bach, Saint-Saëns, Massenet, Bloch, Villa-Lobos and Mozart, and a unique offering of fiddle tunes by the fire. You may view the event program here.


Eduard Wiescholek and Joey Popp did a magnificent job in creating a perfectly professional product for your enjoyment.


As always, you may make a contribution to our "Friends of Music Fund" by donating on-line here. Please be sure to include a comment indicating your wish to have your donation credited to Friends of Music, or just mail a check made out to St. John in the Wilderness with FOM on the memo line to St. John in the Wilderness, PO Box 185, Flat Rock, NC 28731.